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State of Wellness Women's Summit - Empowering Women to create Positive Change

Posted on August 10, 2019 by Revitalize Lifestyle

The topic of wellness has been making the rounds as of late, and for good reason. With stress-related diseases on the rise along with other preventable chronic illnesses, incorporating a good wellness program is not only good for your employees but also good for business.  Business Events Geelong sits down with Revitalize Lifestyle’s Jo Surkitt to chat wellness and the launch of her wellness summit.

Why is workplace wellness important?

Having worked in corporate wellness for 20 years I have seen the enormous benefit health and wellness programs have had on the employees.  The key benefits I have seen are staff are more focused, inspired and motivated, they are able to manage their stress well, human resources notice a big decline in sick leave, injury and stress leave, staff are more productive, employee engagement improves, the emotional intelligence of both the managers and staff is stronger, leading to better resilience and self-regulation and less absenteeism and overall people are happier to come to work as they feel supported.  It’s a win/win for everyone in the organisation.’

The topic of wellness has become very trendy lately, why do you think that is?

According to the Global Wellness Institute,  the global wellness market grew to 4.2  trillion in 2017 from 3.36 trillion in 2013.  People are now more conscious about not only their physical health they are researching and engaging in activities that improve their emotional and mental health as well.  Workplaces and individuals are also noticing how food and stress can affect how they feel, act and behave.  Having more access to a large range of products and services has helped enhance the awareness and accessibility of choosing a healthier way to live which is fantastic ’

People are experiencing positive effects from eating healthy foods, exercising, practising meditation, being out in nature and engaging in self-care activities such as massage, seeing a naturopath, going to the gym, cycling or trying out new hobbies.  They realize we need time out from our busy, hectic schedules to recalibrate, heal and rejuvenate so we don’t get burnt out.

Tell us a little bit about the State of Wellness summit you’re launching

The summit has been established for women to learn new tools and strategies to create new sustainable habits in their busy lives that will allow them to live a joyful, balanced and healthy life.  Women will learn from experts in all areas of health, wellbeing and conscious living and also have the opportunity to meet likeminded people.  It’s like a Girl’s Day Out’ where they will leave with an abundance of ideas, strategies and products that will help them transform any part of their life.

Any parting words of advice?

Women will be inspired, educated and motivated to live their life to their full potential, at whatever stage of life they are at.

The State of Wellness and what can you expect to learn

Victoria’s inaugural State Of Wellness Women’s Summit will be held at GMHBA Stadium on Thursday, October 10th 2019.

The Summit aims to empower women to create sustainable positive change in their lives, bringing together the best of our region’s wellness and sustainable living experts to inspire, encourage and guide women to live a healthy, happy and successful life.

Women of all ages in all workplaces will hear from a curated range of keynote speakers, and engage in activities, a Positive Change expo and enjoy nutritious food throughout the one-day event.

This interactive day will cover a range of Workplace health and wellness topics that will inspire and motivate including:

  • Work-life balance
  • Combat Stress
  • Managing hormones
  • Food, healthy eating and nutrition
  • Career and personal goals
  • Increasing resilience
  • Enhancing creativity
  • Overcoming illness, trauma and life challenges
  • Enhancing your Emotional Intelligence

Details

State Of Wellness Women’s Summit

Thursday 10th October, 2019, at GMHBA Stadium

www.stateofwellness.com.au

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Heavy Metal detoxification and cleanse

Posted on May 09, 2018 by Revitalize Lifestyle

 

Hot Cleanse tips! Heavy metal detoxification, this unique recipe from Medical Medium is great for binding and eliminating mercury, lead, copper, aluminium, nickel and more out of your organs, tissues and whole body. It's tasty and doing a great job at assisting with my chelation therapy. 

Recipe:

Organic ingredients as much as possible

1 Banana

1 cup of Wild organic Blueberries

bunch of Coriander

2 squeeze oranges

1 tsp Barley grass Juice powder

1 tsp spirulina

1 handful of Alaskan dulse

Water to blend

Blend in a TM, blender or mixer and drink fresh.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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Children and their Emotions - Cool Kids Program

Posted on November 04, 2015 by Revitalize Lifestyle

Today I am looking at Children and their Emotions. Are children more anxious or sensitive these days or are we more aware of how our kids are feeling and experiencing situations?

I have found Brain Gym exercises have been great with children of all ages to help with dealing with stress, learning difficulties, mental health programs, improving brain function, memory and concentration and so much more. I have found talking about the child's day and asking how they felt about certain things that they experienced, also drawing or writing about their feelings helps to release blocked emotions and anxieties.  I have also found when children are getting frustrated or anxious a gentle head massage or holding your fingers gently on their forehead will often soothe, calm and refocus the child, they are then able to explain their emotions/feelings in a more productive way. A drink of water is another way to relax and calm a child (or adult) as the brain's electrical and chemical actions are facilitated by water and therefore improves concentration. Water enhances the brain's ability to be more efficient and effective when processing information and therefore will assist in mood fluctuations, anxiety and tantrums. 

There is also a great program run by The Macquarie University in Sydney called' Cool Kids' since 1993 through their 'Centre for Emotional Health'. This skill based program includes topics:
* Learning about feelings and anxiety
* Detective thinking, and learning to think more realistically
* Ways that parents can help
* Fighting fear by facing fear (stepladders)
* Learning to solve a problem
* Building assertiveness and dealing with teasing
http://www.centreforemotionalhealth.com.au/pages/cool-kids-program.aspx

Image from Cool Kids website.

Another great resource for parents with children that may have anxious tendencies is called 'Don't think about Purple Elephants' written by Susan Whelan. Susan's daughter had suffered from anxiety from a young age but through activities, tools and games she was able to eliminate her fears and anxieties. http://purpleelephants.com.au/  Thanks to ABC All in the Mind for information.

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